Winchester South project - draft terms of reference for an environmental impact statement

Closed 19 Jul 2019

Opened 24 Jun 2019


Queensland's Coordinator-General invites you to have your say on the draft terms of reference (TOR) for an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Winchester South project.  

Prepared by the Coordinator-General, the draft TOR sets out the matters to be studied within the EIS. You are invited to comment on whether the draft TOR adequately covers all the matters Whitehaven WS Pty Ltd must address when preparing the EIS.

About the project

The Winchester South project is an open cut coal mine with a connection to the Norwich Park Branch Railway, a water pipeline to the Eungella pipeline network, an electricity transmission line and access road. The mine will be able to produce up to 8 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of primarily steel-making coal for up to 30 years. The proposed mine site is located approximately 30 km south-east of Moranbah, Queensland, within the Isaac Regional Council local government area.

How to comment

There are different options available to provide comments on this draft TOR. You only need to provide comments using one of these methods. Replicated responses received through different methods will only be counted as one submission.

  1. click on the ‘Make a comment’ link below
  2. email your submission to
  3. post you submission to:

Project Manager – Winchester South project
Coordinated Project Delivery Division
Office of the Coordinator-General
PO Box 15517
City East Qld 4002 Australia

  1. Fax: +61 7 3220 6502

You can read the draft TOR here or by visiting of the following display locations between 24 June 2019 and 19 July 2019 during the venue’s business hours:

  • Dysart Library, Shannon Crescent, Dysart
  • Moranbah Library, Grosvenor Complex, Batchelor Parade, Town Square Moranbah
  • Middlemount Library, Shopping Centre, Middlemount
  • Nebo Library, 10 Reynolds Street, Nebo 
  • State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane
  • National Library of Australia, Parkes Place W, Canberra.

Note: If you wish to attach anything (e.g. maps, images or supporting documents), please use the email option instead of the online form.

What happens next

After consultation closes, the Coordinator-General evaluates all properly made comments received on the draft TOR, then issue a final TOR to the project proponent. The proponent then has 18 months to prepare a draft environmental impact statement in accordance with the final TOR.


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